For a little over a decade, the subject of pesticides and the possible health risks has been in the news regularly. Last June, the media reported that Health Canada was planning to increase the maximum residue limit (MRL*) for pesticides that can be detected in certain food products. The government then explained that the idea […]
Omega-3 fatty acids have many benefits for cardiovascular health, but also for the brain, hormonal and inflammatory systems. In order to obtain the expected effects, it is recommended to eat fatty fish at least twice per week and to regularly consume vegetable foods rich in omega-3 from vegetable sources. Here you will find healthy, easy […]
Scientifically, the stomach flu is known as viral gastroenteritis, a very common inflammation of the stomach and/or intestines caused by certain bacteria or viruses. It is spread through contaminated food or water, or through contact with an infected person. The most common symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and is sometimes accompanied by fever. […]
Malnutrition can manifest itself in different ways and for different causes. Being undernourished and being overweight have historically been considered separate problems and present in populations with different risk factors. Undernourishment has always been associated with poverty, food insecurity, and infections, while obesity has been associated with greater affluence and a sedentary lifestyle: today, both […]
Inflammation is a condition that can chronically affect any one of us, and is associated with premature aging and many other disorders. An anti-inflammatory diet can be helpful in controlling it.
What are the topics that interested you the most in 2022 on our blog? Digestive health and heart health, a low FODMAP diet and healthy lifestyle habits have certainly been at the heart of your concerns! As the year draws to a close, here is our list of the 10 most popular blog posts of […]
When we celebrate a birthday or are at a party, it can often happen that we launch into a real eating frenzy. At certain times of the year, we can overeat over a period of several days. The immediate consequences can be indigestion, nausea, vomiting, and the feeling of heaviness, acidity, a bitter mouth, belching, […]
Has your doctor told you that you have chronic kidney disease, and you would like to know how to adapt your diet? Here are some tips to help guide you! Note that the following advice does not apply to people who are undergoing dialysis.
Tofu is a food widely used in Asian, vegetarian, and vegan cuisines. Available in several varieties, tofu is an excellent substitute for meat consumption, a healthy, economical and ecological choice, but it is still necessary to know how to choose, use, and preserve it.
We need cholesterol to function. The body makes most of the cholesterol it needs, and the rest comes from food. Eggs are high in dietary cholesterol and contribute to about 25% of the cholesterol content in the United States. One large egg contains about 186 mg of cholesterol. Dietary cholesterol is also found in seafood, […]
The autonomic nervous system, which regulates all involuntary bodily processes, is divided into two systems with opposite actions: the parasympathetic nervous system and the sympathetic nervous system. These control the effects of stress and relaxation on the body. The sympathetic nervous system can sometimes release too many hormones and cause a high state of tension, […]